Thank you for your supporting me through the election!
Chief Deputy John Halferty was born and raised in Jasper County and has served in law enforcement for nearly 25 years. He graduated from Newton High School in 1984 and graduated from DMACC with an AS degree in Criminal Justice in 1986. John's career started with the Newton Police Department in 1987 and he served nearly 11 years with the department.
In 1997 John was offered a position with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office by former Sheriff Jim Verwers. In 2000 Sheriff Mike Balmer appointed John as Chief Deputy, a position he continues to hold.
Chief Deputy Halferty has been married for nearly 24 years to Kendra Maher Halferty. They have two children, Kalyn, age 21 and Jacob, age 17. The family lives on a small acreage between Colfax and Mingo. They are and have been very involved in their children’s activities over the years. The Halferty's attend church at First Baptist Church in Colfax.
During his law enforcement career, Chief Deputy Halferty has served in the following assignments.
Field Training Officer 1992-1994
Defensive Tactics Instructor 1988-present
Tactical Team Instructor 1998-present
School Resource Officer 1995-1997
DARE Instructor 1995-1997
Jasper Poweshiek Pella Drug Task Force 1990-1992
Jasper Polk Dallas Drug Task Force 1998-2000
Mid Iowa Narcotics Enforcement (MINE East) Supervisor 2005-2006
Chief Deputy Halferty stays busy with many responsibilities in Jasper County to include:
Also in 1998, John assisted with forming the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT), made up of members of the Sheriff’s Office and other police jurisdictions within Jasper County. The SERT team continues to work as a multi-jurisdictional unit assisting with search warrants, high risk incidents, lost persons and major incidents including natural disasters and storms.
Chief Deputy John Halferty has served the public with honesty and integrity for nearly 25 years. He has worked to make Jasper County a safe place to live and raise a family. John asks for your support in his election bid so he may continue to provide and improve quality service to the citizens of Jasper County.
Thank you for your support!